Friday, January 30, 2015
Skinny is out, Strong is In....a video worth watching
Mary Dunleavy, THV11's Sports Anchor did a story promoting Strong as the NEW Skinny and it's worth sharing. Whether you are a man or a woman - the message here is clear. Embrace your body and work hard; skinny isn't always healthy! More on my thoughts below......
We've all heard those snide remarks "she's not skinny enough" "did you see those thighs" "that is some booty she has on her"...it goes on and on. And if you haven't been on the receiving end, I can be certain you know someone who has.
Each generation says they aren't going to put their kids through the same scrutiny, but yet here we are in 2015 battling the same headlines that men and women everywhere have been facing since the 1800s*: THIN IS IN.
Well, I'm here to tell you it's not.
You all know me, and you know (or should know) that I believe in a healthy and active lifestyle. I believe we should not be carrying around more weight than our bodies can handle and should be eating properly for health and nutrition reasons. I'm not going to pretend that I don't believe a well-maintained body is an acceptable standard that we all should be striving for.
We should be - for ourselves and to set a good example for our kids, our families, our neighbors.....
What I don't believe is that every woman (or man) is meant to fit a cookie-cutter size 4 frame - different body types are what make us unique as individuals and, quite frankly, its simple science. We should each work with our body in a healthy way that is challenging, keeps us moving and excited and embraces & enhances our individual body type.
The 1,000 calorie-a-day diet isn't sustainable (or healthy) - embracing your body type and working on what makes YOU the best, is.
Check out this segment from THV 11's Mary Dunleavy on just this topic....it's worth the 3 minutes.
(click here to see the segment)
**and that remark about the 1860s? Well, the first popular diet on record (that I can find) was called the Banting diet, created by William Banting and it was very similar to today's Atkins diet. Read a little more about him on Wikipedia or read his 48 page "Letter on Corpulence" originally published in 1864.
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